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java_se (64) Versions 8.51.0

Installs Oracle's Java SE JDK

cookbook 'java_se', '= 8.51.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'java_se', '= 8.51.0'
knife supermarket install java_se
knife supermarket download java_se
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Installs Oracle's Java SE JDK.

The next scheduled critical patch update:

  • 20 October 2015


  • Chef 11 or higher


  • Windows


By adding java_se to a run_list or as a dependency you are accepting the
Oracle Binary Code License Agreement for Java SE.

Windows platform requires a reboot for JAVA_HOME and PATH to be set.


  • node['java_se']['url'] - The URL which to download the Java SE JDKs. This can be a path to directory or file. Leave nil to download directly from Oracle. Default is nil.
  • node['java_se']['force_i586'] - Install i586 Java on x64 machine if true. For Linux and Windows only. Default is false.
  • node['java_se']['java_home'] - Alternative java_home location. Leave nil to use default location. Default is nil.


Download JDKs from alternative location:

  "java_se": {
    "url": ''

This will download the JDK that best matches platform criteria e.g., Windows 64-bit with force_i586 flag set to true
will match
Note that the JDK file names must be the same as that found on Oracle's download page.


This cookbook does NOT use SemVer for versioning.

The versioning scheme is RELEASE.UPDATE.PATCH where:

  1. RELEASE is the release of Java e.g. 8
  2. UPDATE is the Java critical patch update e.g. 51
  3. PATCH is the cookbook release for the update e.g. 0

Getting Help


Please refer to CONTRIBUTING.


MIT - see the accompanying LICENSE file
for details.



  • Initial release

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